What did Elizabeth I look like?


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Learning Objectives:

  • All students will develop an understanding of why it is so hard to establish what Queen Elizabeth I really looked like.
  • Most students will establish how and why Elizabeth controlled her royal portraits so carefully.
  • Some students will evaluate how English people really saw her.

Lesson Plan Snapshot:

Portraits are the gossip columns and photograph albums of the past – in an age before photography, radio, television and computers that provide images today. If you were Elizabeth I how would you make sure that all of your subjects could see who you were when they can’t see you? The answer is for a painter to produce a portrait.

Powerpoint Lesson Plan:

  • Aimed at Students studying across UK Year 7,8 & 9 or equivalent
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  • Complete lesson plan on Elizabeth and her attitude to portraits & how she was perceived.